Obituaries

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Today's Death Notices

Doris Mae Vanevera Bosworth, of China Grove. NC

Clarence R. “clem” Knapp, 72, of Sherburne

Hilda R. Wells, 82, of South New Berlin

Last Week's Obituaries

Eldora Gregory

Published on: Friday, October 10, 2014

Eldora Gregory, 97 yrs. old of New Berlin, NY passed away on October 7, 2014 at the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center where she had resided for the past six months.

Eldora Elma Weinman Gregory was born on March 6, 1917 to Walter and Elma Tewell Weinman in Seibert, Colorado where they were homesteaders. Eldora’s family moved to New Berlin in 1930 and settled on Shacktown Mtn. The girls attended the one room school for a couple of years. They then moved to the Morris Turnpike and went to the Hoboken School. Eldora had to walk or ride the milk truck to New Berlin to attend high school where she graduated in 1936, second in her class! She went to nursing school at Binghamton City hospital for 1 year but quit as she was lonesome for the farm.

Eldora married Stephen D. Gregory, a former classmate, in 1938. She was a housewife and helper on the farm which she enjoyed very much.

Five sons were born to Stephen and Eldora; Gerald (Helen) of Mt. Upton, Delbert (Kathy) of Belen, New Mexico, Ray (Linda) of Norwich, Herbert (Sandy) of Homer and Everett (Victoria) of Pittsfield. Stephen passed away in 1983.

She is also survived by a sister; Lillian Holl, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister; Ada Tallman and brothers-in-law; Ray Tallman and Paul Holl.

Eldora lived in Chase Apartments in New Berlin for nearly 30 years. She worked for Chase Nursing Home for over 10 years and kept busy knitting, volunteering and baking cookies.

“Eldora wrote this obituary about 10 years ago!” She was a “take charge lady”. We will miss you Mom!

A memorial service for Eldora will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, New Berlin, NY with her granddaughter the Reverend Amy Gregory, officiating. There will be a time to greet the family from 1-2 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, New Berlin or the Pittsfield Fire Department.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by the Dakin Funeral Home, LP, New Berlin, NY.


Margaret J. Burke

Published on: Friday, October 10, 2014

Margaret J. Burke, 83 of Oxford passed away on October 9, 2014 at her home with her family. She was born on January 19, 1931 in Norwich a daughter of the late Ross and Lucy Washburn.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Margaret’s family was her greatest joy. She enjoyed being active, she retired from the Bida Adult Home and prior to that had worked at Oxford Academy and Central School. She enjoyed spending time with her great grandsons, reading, and completing circle words while relaxing on the porch.

She is survived by her two daughters, Donna and Timothy Tefft of Oxford and Diane and David Conklin of German; her two stepdaughters, Debbie Beckwith of McDonough and Patricia and Frank Speciale of Norwich; her two sons David Armondi and Alan Armondi both of Florida; her grandchildren, Melissa and Brian Crumb of Greene, Tonya Tefft of Oxford, Greg Beckwith of North Norwich and her two extra special great grandsons Edward and Timothy Johnson of Oxford and her step sister, Alice Angle. She was predeceased by her brother, Clifford Washburn of Virginia and her husband, Kenneth Burke of East McDonough.

Per Margaret’s wishes, there will be no calling hours and a private graveside service for the immediate family in Riverview Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13830.

Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com.


Diana Theofilogiannakos

Published on: Monday, October 13, 2014

DIANA THEOFILOGIANNAKOS

SHERBURNE – Diana Theofilogiannakos, 50, of Sherburne, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in Sherburne.

Diana was born on June 26, 1964 in Allentown, PA the daughter of Nicholas and Joanna Julian Theofilogiannakos. She had previously made her home in Florida, North and South Carolina where she worked in the local convenience stores and the Dollar Store. The past 15 years she has lived in the Sherburne area.

Diana is survived by her children Morgan Belhumeur of Greenwood, SC, Joanna Belhumeur of Greenville, SC and Michael Mathis of Greenwood, SC, her grandchildren Gage Coleman, Nevaeh, Leah and Caleb Mathis. Also surviving are her half brothers Raymond Smith, Douglas Smith and Randall Scholl.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were by the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.


Dean E. Nichols

Published on: Monday, October 13, 2014

DEAN E. NICHOLS

SOUTH NEW BERLIN – Dean E. Nichols, 64, of South New Berlin, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at his home.

Dean was born on July 14, 1950 in Sidney, NY the son of Julian and Juanita Leech Nichols. He grew up in the Morris area, was a graduate of the Morris High School and has made his home in South New Berlin for the past 15 years.. He worked for a period of time for the Amphenol Corp. but will be best remembered for his carpentry skills. Over the years he has worked as a self employed carpenter.

Dean enjoyed fishing in the river near his home, playing the guitar which he did by ear and working with his carpentry skills. He always had his own opinion about things and enjoyed his liquid refreshments.

On July 14, 2001 he married Linda Conklin who survives. Besides his wife Linda of South New Berlin, he is survived by his children Jamie Nichols and his wife Cassandra, Jason Nichols and his wife Pamela all of So. New Berlin, Jeremy Nichols and Shane Nichols both of Wilmington, NC, Lisa Marino and husband Bob, Jeff Marino and wife Julene all of Morris, his step-children Danielle Jones and husband Thomas of New Berlin, Heidi Moore of Norwich and Vanessa Furgison of So. Plymouth. Also surviving is his sister Roxanne Brown and husband Michael of Otego, brother Michael Nichols and wife Debra of Gilbertsville along with 16 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and the mothers of his children Mona Waffle of Morris and Prisella Hall of Bainbridge.

Dean was predeceased by a brother Daniel Nichols.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.


Lloyd E. Bronstein

Published on: Monday, October 13, 2014

LLOYD E. BRONSTEIN

PRESTON – Lloyd E. Bronstein, 74, of Preston, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 10, 2014 at Preston Manor where he has made his home since 1976.

Lloyd was born on Dec. 17, 1939 in Sidney the son of William and Ruth Bronstein. He spent his early years in the Sidney and Deposit areas and for the past 40 plus years has made his home in the Norwich and Preston area. Over the years Lloyd worked for CWS from which he retired. He was a very funny and kind person who loved putting together model airplanes which he made to scale.

In 1986 Lloyd married Charlotte Brown who survives. Besides his wife Charlotte of Norwich, Lloyd is survived by his nephews Michael Bronstein and wife Gail of Greene, Tim Bronstein and companion Sue of Brisben and his niece Ann Wilson and companion Linc. Also surviving is his family from Preston Manor.

A funeral service for Lloyd will be held on Wed., Oct.15, at 11 am from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home with Don MacIntosh officiating. Interment will be in the Center Lisle Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home on Wed. from 10-11 am.

Arrangements are with the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.


Christa B. Fuller

Published on: Monday, October 13, 2014

CHRISTA B. FULLER

NEW BERLIN – Christa B. Fuller, 93 yrs. old of New Berlin, NY passed away October 11, 2014 at Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich, NY.

Christa was born on April 26, 1921in Conesus, NY the daughter of Janus and Anna Thomsen. Her childhood was spent in the New Berlin area where she attended South New Berlin area schools.

On July 5, 1947 she married Mark Fuller who predeceased her on December 21, 1995.

Christa was a homemaker who kept in touch with her extended family. She was a loving mother & grandmother.

She is survived by her son; David L & Helen Fuller of Saratoga Springs, NY and daughter; Karol & Larry Cregan of E. Northport, Long Island, NYas well as 4 grandchildren; Michael & Daniel Cregan and Ben & Anna Fuller. She is also survived by one sister; Jennie Chapin.

She was pre-deceased by brothers; Chris, Ejler, John, Herman, Arnold, Clarence and Janus Thomsen.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Dakin Funeral Home LP, New Berlin, with The Very Reverend Charles Taylor officiating. Calling hours will be held from 9:00-11:00 AM prior to the funeral service.

The interment will be in the St. Andrew’s Cemetery, New Berlin, NY

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.


David H. Walsh Iii

Published on: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DAVID H. WALSH III

ESTERO, Fla – David H. Walsh III, 80, of Estero, FL, died Saturday, October 11, 2014. Formerly of Norwich, NY, he had been an Estero resident since 2004. He was born July 9, 1934 in Albany, NY, the son of Catherine (née Wagner) and David H. Walsh Jr.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving honorably in the Korean War. He was retired from the Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company.

Mr. Walsh is survived by his loving wife, Shirley (née Keenan); his beloved children, Kathleen (James) Coughlin of Lexington, MA, David H. Walsh IV, Michael E. (Helen) Walsh and Marianne Walsh Hanover, all of Syracuse, NY; their mother, Mary A. (née Ferris) Walsh; stepson, Philip (Lisa) Jewell Jr. of Scranton, PA; brother, Neil E. Walsh of New York, NY; and nine cherished grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard P. Walsh and stepdaughter, Linda Tiede.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church, 19680 Cypress View Drive, Ft. Myers. Private burial services with Military Honors will take place at the Sarasota National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, the Humane Society or the SPCA.

Online condolences may be offered at www.shikanyfuneralhome.com.


Nilda Doris (dory) Dvoracek

Published on: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NILDA DORIS (DORY) DVORACEK

GILBERTSVILLE – Nilda Doris (Dory) Dvoracek, 72, of Gilbertsville, joined her soul mate on Sunday, October 12, 2014 with her family by her side. She was born in New York City, the daughter of Orlando Ferreyra and Emma Margaret (Hernandez) Ferreyra. After finding her calling to be a registered nurse, she spent three years in the Navy as a medic and settled down with her soul mate in Astoria, Queens then relocated to Gilbertsville with her family in 1973. She spent her 45 year career at Astoria General, Chenango Memorial and A.O. Fox Hospitals. Dory was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She had a passion for traveling and lived life to the fullest each and every day. Dory was always available and ready to lend her ear and her heart to anyone in need. Her motto was “keep dancing because you never know when your music will stop.”

She is survived by her 2 children Donna and James Dvoracek, 2 grandchildren Danielle and Kayla Zinn, 3 brothers Orlando (Frank) Ferreyra and wife Karen, Joseph (Joe) Ferreyra and wife Johanna, Gerald (Jerry) Ferreyra and wife Maria, a sister Emma (Margie) Ferreyra and countless nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Joseph (Joe) Dvoracek.

Calling hours will be on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris from 1 to 3:00 pm and 7 to 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday October 18 at 11:00 am at the Christ Church in Gilbertsville with Deacon Donna Steckline officiating. It is Dory’s request that everyone wear brightly colored clothing to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make memorial donations to the Susan G. Kormen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. at https://secure.infokomen.org/site/Donation2?idb=0&df_id=5300&5300.donation=form1&scid=1041 or Christ Church, P.O. Box 345, Gilbertsville, NY 13776 . Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnstonfh.com

Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.


David F. O’neil

Published on: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DAVID F. O’NEIL

SYRACUSE – David F. O’Neil, 70, of Syracuse, passed away early Friday morning, Oct. 10, 2014 surrounded by his family in St. Joseph’s Hospital of Syracuse.

Dave was born on June 9, 1944 in Norwich the son of Edward and Dorothy Hall O’Neil. He grew up in Norwich and was a 1962 graduate of Norwich High School. Deciding to further his education he attended Syracuse University as well as Cortland State where he earned his Masters Degree. While attending SU, Dave was a 3-time Varsity Letterwinner for the SU Baseball Team in 1964-1966. He has been a member of the SU Alumni Association for 28 years. Dave taught math for 34 years for the Syracuse City School District at Eastwood Junior-High, Grant Middle School and Fowler High School, retiring in 1999. He also served as a baseball coach at Henninger High School in the early 1970’s

Following his retirement, Dave enjoyed traveling to Ireland, Italy, Hawaii and the Yankees’ spring training camp, as well as spending time with his three children, his three grandchildren and his many nieces and nephews.

Dave is survived by his children Christopher (Sean) O’Neil and his wife Colleen, Ryan O’Neil all of Rome, NY, his daughter Lisa O’Neil of Ithaca, his grandchildren Patrick, Kevin and Alison. Also surviving are his siblings Jacqueline O’Neil Fagan of Rensselaer, NY, William (Billy) O’Neil and wife Juliet of Morrisville, VT, Joseph O’Neil of Sparks, NV, Peter J. O’Neil of Binghamton and Patrick (PJ) O’Neil of New Berlin along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dave was predeceased by his parents Edward and Dorothy, sisters Patricia Anne and Margaret (Peg) and brothers Michael and Fred.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dave will be held on Friday, Oct. 17, at 10 am from St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph A. Bove, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm. The Recitaton of the Rosary will be at 5:15.

Dave’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their care and compassion.


Ronald F. “smurf” Hardy

Published on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

RONALD HARDY

PRESTON – Ronald F. “Smurf” Hardy, 70, of Preston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at his home with his friends and family by his side.

Born May 20, 1944 in Watertown, NY, Ron was the son of Edwin and Lina (Lacey) Hardy. He worked for several years as a welder for the O.W. Hubbell Company in Utica and for twenty-three years for the Raymond Corporation in Greene.

Ron enjoyed fishing, hunting, kayaking and camping. One of his final wishes was to hunt in the James Bay area of Canada. His wish was fulfilled last year with a successful caribou hunt.

Ron is survived by his sisters, Carol (Doug) Loomis and Barbara (Philip) Boardman and brothers, Gerald Hardy, Brian Hardy and Bruce (Cinda) Hardy. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Mildred Hardy and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. He also leaves his loving caregivers, Peggy and Doug Dungey. Ron was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, George, Edwin Jr., Carl, his twin brother Donald, and sisters, Linda Hardy and Alta Ruth Hardy.

A graveside service for Ron will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00 am at Warn Ten Broeck Cemetery in Oxford, NY. There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in memory of Ron may be made to Chenango County Hospice, 21 Hayes Street, Norwich, NY 13815.

The services are under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.


Patricia Ann (pat) Rothwell

Published on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PATRICIA ANN ROTHWELL

PLYMOUTH – Patricia Ann (Pat) Rothwell, 80, a longtime and well known resident of Plymouth, passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2014, at home with family at her side.

Pat was born on March 15, 1934 in Warsaw, NY the daughter of Daniel and Inez (Seitler)Parry. She grew up in the Warsaw and Hamilton area, where she attended local schools. On June 21, 1952, in Hamilton, she married Richard L.Rothwell Sr., of Earlville, who survives.

Pat was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife. She always put her family first showing her care and concern, support and love. When thinking of her, the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind is her infectious smile. She never forgot special occasions and was always sending cards, and letters, baking, and fixing lunches. She was always helping in the family business as co-owner of Rothwell’s Used Auto Sales. She took pride not only in her family, but also in her flower gardens. She was a very spiritual woman, who was devoted to her faith. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, which she attended regularly.

Pat is survived by her husband Richard Rothwell Sr. of Plymouth, James (Rocky) Rothwell and wife Denise of So. Plymouth, Richard Rothwell Jr. and wife Beverly of Binghamton, Carol Miller and husband Bruce of Norwich, Kenneth Rothwell and wife Maggie of Red Hook and Catherine Rothwell and partner Malena Edwards of Chatsworth, GA. Also surviving are her grandchildren Jeremy, Shad, Karie, Tricia, Jenn, Jason, Tim, Alyssa, Sarah and Caitlyn along with 13 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pat was predeceased by her grandson Eric and sister Bette VanDurme.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Pat will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 11 am from St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph A. Bove, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Friday from 7-9 p.m.

Please consider memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 30 Pleasant St., Norwich, NY 13815 or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815.


Frank B. Golden

Published on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FRANK B. GOLDEN

OXFORD – Frank B. Golden, 71 of Oxford passed away unexpectedly on October 12, 2014 at M.I. Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown. He was born on October 31, 1942 in Norwich a son of the late Sherwood M. and Floretta E. (Burdick) Golden.

He is survived by his children, Frank Golden, Jr. of Oneida, Tammy and Reid Wheeler of Zellwood, FL, Kimberly and Richard McCumber of Altamont Springs, FL, Michelle and Jess Altman of Boynton Beach, FL, and Paul and Amanda Golden of Tully; his brothers and sisters in law, Sherwood (Sonny) and Jessie Golden of Oxford, Alan and Shirley Golden of Norwich, and Donald and Dawn Golden of Oxford and his sister in law, Donna Cuyle. He also survived by his grandchildren, Madison Wheeler, Brandon Golden, Kristen Golden, Tyler Golden, Cameron Neal, Mason Altman and Aubrey Altman and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Edward P. Golden in 1971 and William Golden in 2008.

Frank was a US Army veteran during the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the American Legion and the Goldwing Club. He was an avid hunter and bowler. He retired from New York State Electric and Gas in 1997. Since then he has run a chauffeur service, and operated a wrecker service for Golden’s Body Shop. He kept busy! His daily routine included coffee in the morning at Oxford Motors, Golden’s Body Shop, Menard’s Garage and Seaman’s among others. He also ran for parts for everybody and enjoyed doing anything he could do, he would for you. He enjoyed playing cards several times a week and looked forward to his turn to host at his house. His biggest passion was his motorcycle trips around the United States and Canada with his good friend, Darryl Lanning. He especially loved his grandchildren and bragged about them all the time.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 12 Noon at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, NY with Pastor Richard Howard officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Norwich.

Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-7 PM. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com.


Kathy Sue Faasse Joscelyn

Published on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

KATHY SUE FAASSE JOSCELYN

OXFORD – Kathy Sue Faasse Joscelyn, 63 of Oxford passed away unexpectedly on October 13, 2014 at Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich. She was born on July 26, 1951 in Paterson, NJ and adopted by Peter and Katherine (Tanis) Faasse. On August 23, 1975 she married Ross Joscelyn.

She is survived by her husband, Ross of Oxford; her son and daughter in law, Clayton and Heather Joscelyn and children, Nathan and Rebecca of Jersey Shore, PA; her daughter, Leslie Joscelyn and son Jakob of Norwich; her brothers, Henry and Iko Faasse of Greer, SC, Glynn and Doris Faasse of Haskell, NJ; her sister in law, Doris Faasse of Las Vegas, NV; her birth mother, Betty Jo Gruzas of St. Petersburg, FL; her other brothers, Wayne Dowhen of Belleville, NJ, Brian Dowhen of Carlstadt, NJ and her sister, Marcy Dowhen of Carlstadt, NJ.

She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Katherine (Tanis) Faasse.

Kathy was a graduate of Oxford Academy and Central School. She worked at the NYS Veterans Home from August 6, 1987 until October 27, 2005. She was a loving wife and mother and especially loved her grandchildren who brought her enormous amounts of joy. She was a New York State Notary Public and a member of the First Congregational Church, UCC in Greene. She loved to cook and had a collection of cookbooks. She enjoyed her time on the computer with Facebook and E-Mail.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main Street, Oxford. Burial will be in Fairlawn, NJ.

Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home, Oxford on Friday from 2-5 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1508 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502 or Central New York Eye and Tissue Bank, 517 East Washington St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com.


Katherine M. Porter

Published on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

KATHERINE M. PORTER

NORWICH – Katherine M. Porter died peacefully October 13th, 2014 at Chenango Memorial Hospital.

Katherine Porter was born in Port Limon, Costa Rica where her father was an engineer for the United Fruit Company. She grew up in western Pennsylvania and earned her RN nursing degree from Case Western Reserve. While still in college, she served in the Army Nurses Corps. She began her nursing career in the Panama where she met David Porter of Mt. Morris, NY. They married and lived in several Latin American countries where they started raising their family. They moved back to the US in 1960 and lived in North Norwich until 1978. After a decade and a half away from Chenango County, Katherine returned in 1994 and lived in Norwich until her death.

Katherine loved nature including bird nests, butterflies and beautiful rocks. Among her many activities and interests were gardening, bird watching, quilting, hunting Herkimer diamonds, reading poetry, singing in the church choir and creating hand-made necklaces. She also served as a Brownie leader, was an active member of several garden clubs and the DAR and volunteered for the American Red Cross and hospital auxiliary thrift shop. During her working career, in addition to several nursing positions, she served as an assistant pottery instructor and an assessor.

She is survived by her brothers Richard and John Fuller and her identical twin sister Marjorie Hansen as well as 5 children (Anne Drexler, David Porter, Jessica Kyle, Eric Porter and Elisabeth Joseph), 7 grandchildren (Charles Drexler, Rebecca and Joseph Kyle, Kevin Porter, Maya Porter, Phoebe and Naomi Joseph) and one great grandchild (Katherine Drexler).

Katherine lived a full and fulfilling life. She will be greatly missed.

The family has chosen to forgo any formal memorial service or calling hours. Instead, they ask you to donate in Katherine’s memory to the American Alzheimer’s Association, Hospice, Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Sherburne, Friends of Rogers, American Red Cross or another charitable institution of your choice.

You can send messages and stories to the family at kathy@matai-house.com and visit the online memorial site www.matai-house.com/kathy.


Patricia Ann (pat) Rothwell

Published on: Thursday, October 16, 2014

PATRICIA ANN ROTHWELL

PLYMOUTH – Patricia Ann (Pat) Rothwell, 80, a longtime and well known resident of Plymouth, passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2014, at home with family at her side.

Pat was born on March 15, 1934 in Warsaw, NY the daughter of Daniel and Inez (Seitler)Parry. She grew up in the Warsaw and Hamilton area, where she attended local schools. On June 21, 1952, in Hamilton, she married Richard L.Rothwell Sr., of Earlville, who survives.

Pat was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife. She always put her family first showing her care and concern, support and love. When thinking of her, the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind is her infectious smile. She never forgot special occasions and was always sending cards, and letters, baking, and fixing lunches. She was always helping in the family business as co-owner of Rothwell’s Used Auto Sales. She took pride not only in her family, but also in her flower gardens. She was a very spiritual woman, who was devoted to her faith. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, which she attended regularly.

Pat is survived by her husband Richard Rothwell Sr. of Plymouth, James (Rocky) Rothwell and wife Denise of So. Plymouth, Richard Rothwell Jr. and wife Beverly of Binghamton, Carol Miller and husband Bruce of Norwich, Kenneth Rothwell and wife Maggie of Red Hook and Catherine Rothwell and partner Malena Edwards of Chatsworth, GA. Also surviving are her grandchildren Jeremy, Shad, Karie, Tricia, Jenn, Jason, Tim, Alyssa, Sarah, Glenn, Tessa and Caitlyn along with 13 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pat was predeceased by her grandson Eric and sister Bette VanDurme.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Pat will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 11 am from St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph A. Bove, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Friday from 7-9 pm.

Please consider memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 30 Pleasant St., Norwich, NY 13815 or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815.


Kathy Sue Faasse Joscelyn

Published on: Thursday, October 16, 2014

KATHY SUE FAASSE JOSCELYN

OXFORD – Kathy Sue Faasse Joscelyn, 63 of Oxford passed away unexpectedly on October 13, 2014 at Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich. She was born on July 26, 1951 in Paterson, NJ and adopted by Peter and Katherine (Tanis) Faasse. On August 23, 1975 she married Ross Joscelyn.

She is survived by her husband, Ross of Oxford; her son and daughter in law, Clayton and Heather Joscelyn and children, Nathan and Rebecca of Jersey Shore, PA; her daughter, Leslie Joscelyn and son Jakob of Norwich; her brothers, Henry and Iko Faasse of Greer, SC, Glynn and Doris Faasse of Haskell, NJ; her sister in law, Doris Faasse of Las Vegas, NV; her birth mother, Betty Jo Gruzas of St. Petersburg, FL; her other brothers, Wayne Dowhen of Belleville, NJ, Brian Dowhen of Carlstadt, NJ and her sister, Marcy Dowhen of Carlstadt, NJ.

She was predeceased in death by her parents, Peter and Katherine (Tanis) Faasse and her brother, Jesse Faasse.

Kathy was a graduate of Oxford Academy and Central School. She worked at the NYS Veterans Home from August 6, 1987 until October 27, 2005 when she retired. She was a loving wife and mother and especially loved her grandchildren who brought her enormous amounts of joy. She was a New York State Notary Public and a member of the First Congregational Church, UCC in Greene. She loved to cook and had a collection of many cookbooks. She enjoyed her time on the computer with Facebook and E-Mail and communicating with all of her friends and family who she loved dearly. It was always the support from her family, friends, and her deep faith in the Lord who kept her moving forward.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main Street, Oxford. Burial will be in Fairlawn, NJ.

Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home, Oxford on Friday from 2-5 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1508 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502 or Central New York Eye and Tissue Bank, 517 East Washington St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com.


Douglas G. Kenyon Sr.

Published on: Thursday, October 16, 2014

DOUGLAS G. KENYON SR

SMITHVILLE FLATS – Douglas G. Kenyon Sr., age 72, of Smithville Flats, died on October 15, 2014 at his home.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Shirley J. Kenyon of 43 years; parents Vernon and Lottie Kenyon. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Shapley "Sam" and Ash Steele, grandsons, Devin, his wife Andrea, and Cody "Coyote" Shapley. Son, Douglas Kenyon Jr. "Zeke" and wife Judi, granddaughter Jessica Kenyon and Angelo Mendolia and grandson Douglas J. Kenyon. Son, William Kenyon "Bill" and wife Dianna, grandsons, Blaine and Mitchell Kenyon, granddaughter Ashley Kenyon. Son, James Kenyon "Jim" and wife Michelle, grandsons Brandon and Michael Kenyon. Brothers, Doane and Donald. Sisters, Kay, Karen and Darlene. Great granddaughters, Louise, Caroline, and Josephine Mendolia; and many other nieces and nephews and true friends.

Doug/Dad/Grandpa enjoyed his life to the fullest. He was a good father and grandfather to all of his children and grandchildren. He had a love for the outdoors and spent as much time as much time as possible keeping his lawn mowed to perfection, riding his Harley, UTV, Model A, or driving a horse buggy. If there ever was a true fighter Doug was ranked at the top, he fought through many illnesses and would not give up. He fought an honorable fight.

Doug will be missed dearly by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 3:30 PM at the Berean Bible Church, Greene. The family will receive friends on Friday, from 5-8 PM at Root Funeral Home, 23 N. Chenango St., Greene.


Louise M. Parker

Published on: Friday, October 17, 2014

LOUISE M. PARKER

SOUTH NEW BERLIN – Louise M. Parker, 83, of S. New Berlin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 15, 2014 at her home. Louise was born on July 1, 1931, daughter of the late Clarence Hunter and Marie Ida Nightengale. Louise attended McDonough School and raised her family in S. New Berlin.

Louise took great pride in her family. Louise was a devoted mother and grandmother, she raised her 9 children and always had room in her home and heart to look after other children in the neighborhood. Louise had a green thumb and she enjoyed feeding the birds. Louise had many pets and loved animals. She will be remembered as a kind and loving mother and grandmother.

Louise is survived by her children, Ginny Parker of S. New Berlin, Carol and her husband Ken Lawrence of Edmeston, Dot and her husband Mike Barry of S. New Berlin, Morton and his wife Bonnie Parker of S. New Berlin, Cindy and her husband Gene Knapp of New Berlin, Mark and his wife Lynn Parker of Norwich, Cris and her husband Roger Johnson of S. New Berlin, Arnold and wife Tracey Parker of Norwich, Mike Parker of New Berlin, sister, Maude and her husband Jack Smith, brothers, Larry and his wife Ruthie Hunter of Sylvan Beach, Rev. Bob and his wife Doris Prentice of McDonough, Don Prentice and companion Cindy of Vernon, sisters-in-law, Virginia Titus of Norwich, Naomia Grewe of Norwich, Dorothy Clark of Ballston Spa, 22 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and several step grandchildren.

Louise was predeceased by her husbands, Morton Parker and Clayton R. Parker, daughter, Joy Elaine, sisters, Betty and Patty, brother, Carl, grandsons, Brian Daniels and Frankie Whitehill, sons-in-law, Jesse Kuhn and Ernie Card, brother-in-law, Durwood and sister-in-law Helen.

A funeral service for Louise will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home at noon with the Rev. Robert Prentice officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesday.


Richard H. (dick) Carnrike Sr

Published on: Friday, October 17, 2014

RICHARD H. (DICK) CARNRIKE SR

NORWICH – Richard H. (Dick) Carnrike Sr., 88, a life long Norwich resident, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in the Norwich Rehab and Nursing Center after a brief stay.

Dick was born on November 9, 1925 in Norwich the son of Ralph M. and Clara S. (Mead) Carnrike. He spent his entire life in Norwich and was a 1944 graduate of the Norwich High Class where he was Captain of the 1943-44 basketball team. Following his education Dick entered the United States Army serving his country from September of 1944 until his honorable discharge in July of 1946. Throughout his life Dick was always very athletic and was known to be a “sports buff”. As his children were growing up he was the Little League Coach for their teams, was an avid golfer and bowled in several of the city bowling leagues.

Dick’s working career spanned many years where he was a partner in Collier Electric where he worked as an electrical contractor retiring in 1988.

On April 12, 1947 in St. Paul’s Catholic Church Dick married Patricia Collier who passed away on July 20, 1990.

Dick is survived by his children, Judith Sayko and husband John of Wallace, NC, Richard Carnrike Jr. and wife Deborah of Norwich, Teresa Carnrike of Cortland, Patricia Bonnell and husband Dewey of Norwich, Karen Porto and husband Gary of Califon, NJ, Andrew Carnrike and wife Ruby of Coral Springs, FL and Theodore Carnrike and wife Melissa of Holtwood, PA. Also surviving are his brother George Carnrike and wife Alice of Norwich, 16 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife Pat, Dick was predeceased by a great grandson Andrew D. Plaisted, a sister Alice Wright and his brothers Ralph, Robert and Albert Carnrike.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dick will be held on Monday, October. 20, at 10 a.m. from St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph A. Bove, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Please consider memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 30 Pleasant St., Norwich, NY 13815.


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